April 2007


Recognition of the awards, honors, and recent publications of the GW faculty and staff


Dennis W. Johnson, professor of political management, College of Professional Studies, delivered a paper titled “Amateur Hour: American Political Consultants and Citizen Activism” at the 52nd annual meeting of the British Association of American Studies, held at the University of Leicester in England.

Harry Nau, discussed his latest book Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas in a one-hour radio interview on “The Jim Bohannon Show.”

David Truncellito, assistant professor of writing, together with Debbie Gaspar and Karen Wetzel, presented “Moving Beyond the Classroom: Three Perspectives Unite for Distance Education” at the annual meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries, in Baltimore. The presentation is based on a University writing course from summer 2006 taught by Truncellito.

Roger Whitaker, dean of the College of Professional Studies, delivered the keynote speech to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s Extended Studies Conference, held in Colorado Springs, Colo., in February. His address was
titled “The Draining of the Talent Pool: Implications for Higher Education.”


Ralph O. Mueller, professor of educational research and public policy and public administration, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2007-08 academic year.

Gilbert C. Yancey has been named executive director of the School of Business’ F. David Fowler Career Center. Yancey is formerly the senior vice president and managing director of Lee Hecht Harrison’s Washington area offices.


Donald W. Dew, professor of counseling and research professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, was awarded the Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Education Award from the National Council of Rehabilitation Education at its national conference in San Diego, Calif., in February.

D. Christopher Kayes, assistant professor of management, was awarded the most significant contribution to the practice of management for his article “Destructive Pursuit of Idealized Goals,” which appeared in Organizational Dynamics. Kayes became the first recipient of this award, which recognizes the best application of management-related theory to workplace issues published in a practitioner-oriented journal. He was presented with the award at the recent meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta. Kayes also published “Destructive Goal Pursuit: The Mt. Everest Disaster” with Palgrave-Macmillan.

Cheri L. Marmarosh, visiting assistant professor of clinical psychology, was awarded the 2006-2007 Samuels Foundation Fellowship for Psychoanalytic Research. Marmarosh will use the $15,000 fellowship to apply scientific methods to the study of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the outpatient service of the GW doctoral program in which she teaches.


Shmuel Ben-gad, reference librarian, Gelman Library, had a review of the book Touching God: The Novels of Georges Bernanos in the Films of Robert Bresson by Beth Kathryn Curran published in the spring 2007 issue
of Film Quarterly.

Christopher Cahill, associate professor of chemistry, published “Homo- and heterometallic coordination polymers from the f elements,” which was featured on the cover of the January issue of CrystEngComm and among the top 10 most accessed articles for February. Graduate student co-authors, Dan de
Lill and Mark Frisch, contributed to the effort.

John Lill, assistant professor of biological sciences, recently published an article titled “Ecological consequences of shelter sharing by leaf-tying caterpillars” in the Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata and co-authored a book chapter, with R. Marquis, titled “Effects of arthropods as physical ecosystem engineers on plant-based trophic interaction webs” in Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs (Cambridge University Press).

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